Quantizing notes in MC5:
I did a forum search before posting this, and found there were some issues with this feature. That thread dealt with MC3 and older products. I am using MC5 in staff view exclusively.
The problem is that MC5 has note value presets only going down to a 32nd note. I have music that I'm trying to input that needs 32nd triples, 64th notes and 64th triples. MC5 has 32nd notes and the  button which is grayed out, telling me that 32nd triples is not available.
Searching on Roland/CW technical support site, I found a nicely worded document http://www.cakewalk.com/Support/kb/reader.aspx/2007013137
that explains quantization. There is even a great table with values so you don't need a calculator.
It doesn't specifically give examples of quantize, but I found three different places in MC5 that the note's duration can be altered.
- Use the [Select] tool in the editor to select a group of notes. Click [Process] - [Quantize]. The dialog that comes up allows for a direct entry for the notes' duration. (I use the default 720 clicks per quarter note, so a 64th triple note has the value of , e.g.
- There is a little box next to the Note buttons that contains the duration value. It can be entered there.
- Right-click on any note and the dialog pops up with options which include Duration.
The problem is that these methods don't seem to work for any values less than a 32nd note. The duration doesn't change and the staff view doesn't change in any way (to make room in a measure for more notes). On the other hand, values for duration LARGER than a 32nd note do change the duration and affects the staff view.
Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks